No one can direct it better than me: Kangana to helm Indira Gandhi movie ‘Emergency’

The project will be penned by Ritesh Shah

72-Kangana-Ranaut Kangana Ranaut | PTI

Actress Kangana Ranaut took to social media on Wednesday to share that she will be directing her upcoming project titled Emergency, based on former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s life.

Sharing a news report about the same on her account on the Koo app, Kangana Ranaut wrote, "Pleased to wear Director's hat again, after working on Emergency for more than a year I finally figured no one can direct it better than me, collaborating with fabulous writer Ritesh Shah, even if it means sacrificing on various acting assignments, I am determined to do it, my excitement is high this is going to be a tremendous journey, my leap to another league #Emergency #Indira." Ritesh has films like Pink, Kahaani, Kahaani 2 to his credit.

On Thursday, Kangana took to Instagram stories to share a sneak peek into her undergoing body scanning as a part of pre-production work for the movie. She captioned the video, ‘Body scans for film Emergency, time to get into Madam Prime Minister Indira Gandhiji's skin.’

In a statement earlier, Kangana had said that the film will not be a biopic, but political drama. She said, “It is not the biopic of Indira Gandhi. It is a grand period film. To be precise, it is a political drama that will help my generation to understand the socio-political landscape of current India.” The film was earlier supposed to be directed by Sai Kabir.